Obituaries

Judi Rhoades Smith
B: 1961-11-15
D: 2018-01-22
View Details
Rhoades Smith, Judi
Harold Diedrich
B: 1928-10-14
D: 2018-01-21
View Details
Diedrich, Harold
Neal Demskie
B: 1949-12-23
D: 2018-01-17
View Details
Demskie, Neal
David Hunter
B: 1948-09-15
D: 2018-01-14
View Details
Hunter, David
James Carson
B: 1949-07-02
D: 2018-01-13
View Details
Carson, James
Robert Wray
B: 1927-05-18
D: 2018-01-13
View Details
Wray, Robert
Eugene Bishop
B: 1934-08-22
D: 2018-01-11
View Details
Bishop, Eugene
James Abbott
B: 1926-09-17
D: 2018-01-10
View Details
Abbott, James
Charles Warfel
B: 1927-04-15
D: 2018-01-09
View Details
Warfel, Charles
Andrea Wolfkiel
B: 1949-06-20
D: 2018-01-04
View Details
Wolfkiel, Andrea
Gary Baker
B: 1936-11-09
D: 2018-01-02
View Details
Baker, Gary
Deborah Sauers
B: 1949-04-06
D: 2018-01-01
View Details
Sauers, Deborah
Terry McLucas
B: 1951-04-09
D: 2017-12-31
View Details
McLucas, Terry
Dolly Davis
B: 1940-04-22
D: 2017-12-24
View Details
Davis, Dolly
Judy Grassmyer
B: 1941-08-17
D: 2017-12-21
View Details
Grassmyer, Judy
John Tate
B: 1934-12-31
D: 2017-12-21
View Details
Tate, John
Russell Alexander
B: 1932-06-07
D: 2017-12-13
View Details
Alexander, Russell
LeRoy Black
B: 1926-10-14
D: 2017-12-12
View Details
Black, LeRoy
Barbara Shearer
B: 1933-03-11
D: 2017-12-09
View Details
Shearer, Barbara
Dr. Edward Shore
B: 1931-05-18
D: 2017-12-06
View Details
Shore, Dr. Edward
Nancy Renninger
B: 1938-09-18
D: 2017-11-25
View Details
Renninger, Nancy

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
120 Logan St.
Lewistown, PA 17044
Phone: 717-248-5486
Fax: 717-248-2277

Traditional Funeral Services

The Basics of Traditional Funeral Services

Traditional funeral services include:

  • Visitation: This is often called a viewing or a wake. Guests come to pay their respects to the deceased by viewing their casketed body and spending time with the grieving family. A visitation can occur at any time before the funeral service.
  • Funeral Service: This event commonly takes place at the funeral home, a church, or at the graveside. It can include music, the reading of literary or religious passages, a eulogy, prayer, and the singing of hymns.
  • Committal Service: If the family plans to bury the deceased, this stage involves the vehicle procession to the cemetery.
  • Funeral Reception: Many choose to host this post-service gathering (or repast) at a reception hall. This is considered a time to share memories, laughter, and support.

A funeral service, whether traditional or more modern (memorial service or celebration-of-life), has two functions: to acknowledge the death and lifetime achievements of an individual and to bring grieving family members and friends together in support of one another during this difficult time.

If you are interested in making funeral arrangements for a loved one, we invite you to call us at 717-248-5486 to begin.

Online Sources:

Rostad, Curtis, "The Basics of Funeral Service", Indiana Funeral Directors Association, 2014

 

365 Days of Healing

Grieving doesn't always end with the funeral: subscribe to our free daily grief support email program, designed to help you a little bit every day, by filling out the form below.

52 Weeks of Support

It's hard to know what to say when someone experiences loss. Our free weekly newsletter provides insights, quotes and messages on how to help during the first year.